Kibuye Market Phase 2 Commences

Kibuye Market Phase 2 Commences

The busy 13.6 acres Kibuye Market served Kisumu and the larger Lake Region for decades. Mabati stalls served traders in Kibuye for all this period. The first phase of modernizing the market is estimated to accommodate between 2,000 traders and 3,000 when the market is complete.

After a meeting in his office with Kibuye Market Management led by Everline Matengo, Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, while presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the project inspected the ongoing works for the Four ablution blocks, boundary wall with steel grating, roofing, access road, drainage, offloading and customer front parking zone.

Funded by the World Bank, the Complex is under construction to international standards, with a Five-Level architectural plan, to accommodate different kinds of traders and modern facilities. Kisumu County is working closely with the French Government, the World Bank and the German government, among other organizations in improving the state of business for traders.

The first phase of modernizing Kibuye market has cost between Ksh 200 million and KSh 315 million. The expansive market already has a permanent perimeter wall with strong grills, five gates with revenue collection points, a parking bay reserve, an off loading and loading area and modern ablution blocks.

There are modern spacious sheds for the whole sale area with smooth concrete work tops, stand pipes, taps, proper drainage and running water for washing produce. The whole sale areas will be upgraded to deal with dumping.